The Scary Stats
- As of 2011, America was the only free-market country where the current generation was less educated than the previous one.
- Kids today are reading at three grade levels below what kids were reading one-hundred years ago.
- Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime. More than 60% of all inmates are functionally illiterate
- A person with poor literacy is more likely to live in a non-working household, live in overcrowded housing, and is less likely to vote.